Best of Boston

2000 Best Picnic Spot

Lawn at the Museum of Transportation

A little outdoor lunch in order? Your best bet is the secluded hilltop field next to the Museum of Transportation. This public plot has all the grass and trees to spread out on, but lacks the crowds that the Esplanade is known for. Pick a warm weekend day, stretch out on the lush lawn with a basket of goodies, and take in all the kites filling the sky. You’ll come home invigorated.

15 Newton Street, Brookline,